Sharp Lead and Wet Ink-Tales from the Art Side

This Blog is dedicated to my pursuit of getting published. I have been plying away at this for almost two decades with limited success. I am not looking for fame or fortune, although it would be a nice side benefit, but rather an opportunity to create and express myself. There are many talented artist out there that have helped me along the way and I am hoping that my getting published will be payback for all of the time that they have invested in me.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

It is presently 11:00 pm and the pin-up that I was working on has been scrapped. I drew and re-drew the image so many times that the paper got ruined, man that is so irritating. No matter what I put down on the paper it just did not look right. At this time I have put that aside and am working on another project to give my brain some time to de-stress. Sometimes this happens to me and I find that instead of trying to continue plying away at it stepping back for some time actually helps me to figure some things out with layout and composition. I'll be checking back with here when I have something to report in my progress.
On a side note, the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles and were able to take sole possession of first place as the Boston Red sox fell to the Toronto Blue Jays. I also saw Robots and enjoyed this animated film featuring the voice talent of Robin Williams. I thought it was pretty good and the computer animation was top notch.
Alright that's all I have for now, check with you soon.

Here is a cover for a project I am doing with Masterpiece Comics. It is a Horror/Romance comic with a really nasty vampire lord and an unsuspecting hero. I am having a blast drawing it and I anxiuos to complete it very soon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Well, here I am and it's just after 12:30 am Eastern Time and I am at my board preparing an image for a T-shirt in preparation for the Pittsburgh Comicon in April 2006. I am feeling a little tired after a rather long day at work and am fighting a little exhaustion. However I know that if I don't get started on it I will lose any kind of inspiration that I had gathered throughout the day to work on this piece. I am hoping that I can do a good job for the publisher on this and another piece that I am doing. When I get the preliminary pencils done I will post them on the Blog. Well enough idle chatter, off to the drawing board I go.
This will be the beginning of my venture into the Blogverse. I hope that you will all come along with me for the ride.